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CNN Student News: Ten Questions

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(CNN Student News) -- October 15, 2007

1. Who is Al Gore? According to the report, why did Mr. Gore and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change win the Nobel Peace Prize?

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2. What is the subject matter of Gore's film "An Inconvenient Truth"? According to the segment, what are some of the pros and cons of this movie?

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3. Do you think that Gore's Nobel Prize will have an impact on climate change? If so, how? If not, why not?

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4. Gore has called climate change a "moral and spiritual challenge..." What do you think that he means? What are your views on this issue?

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5. What is the Blanket the Globe project? If you were going to create a fabric square for this project, what would it look like, and what message would it convey?

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6. What is the Solar Decathlon competition? Why do you think that someone would want to compete in this event?

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7. How might consumers benefit from this competition? Of the innovations featured in the segment, which ones impressed you the most and why?

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8. What are some ways in which you use water on a daily basis? Do you take measures to conserve water? If so, what do you do? If not, why not?

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9. According to the report: What has New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson proposed regarding water policy? Why is this controversial?

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10. What problems do you think that drought-stricken communities will face if they run out of water? Do you think that states that have a stable water supply should share it with those that don't? State your rationale.

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